Who Speaks for the Homeless? Representations of Homelessness on Screen

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Who Speaks for the Homeless? Representations of Homelessness on Screen


This evening of screenings and discussion has grown out of LCC’s ongoing collaboration with the Homeless Film Festival and a developing partnership with Cardboard Citizens.

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Event Details

Address:London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle

Post code:SE11 6SB


Telephone:020 7514 6500

Open hours:Tue 12 February 2019
18:00 – 20:00 GMT


How do audiences view homeless people on television, film and social media? Who is telling the stories? How can those real lives be understood? A panel of filmmakers, advocates, champions and representatives of Cardboard Citizens and Homeless Film Festival will present and talk about their reactions to selected portrayals of homeless people and issues of homelessness on screen – the good and the bad. The films and excerpts screened will range from short film selected for the Homeless Film Festival to mainstream broadcast and work produced in and around South London. This event forms part of Reel Lives, a programme of discussions, screenings, performances, interactive activities and more presented by the Screen School at London College of Communication.


By Bus:Elephant & Castle is extremely well connected for buses across London that stop next to the College including: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 136, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 188, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10 and P5. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

By Tube:Both the Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station. The College is opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, on the same side of the road as the Metropolitan Tabernacle. View the TFL tube map and plan your journey on the Transport for London website.

By Train:The College site is connected by Thameslink trains which stop at Elephant & Castle rail station, across the road from the College.



Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Large print availableLarge print available

Level access toiletLevel access toilet

Positive about disabledPositive about disabled people

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